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Dem Fat Cat Admits “Oil-For-Food” Bribes

From an outraged (that he’s been caught) Associated Press:

Wyatt Pleads Guilty at U.N. Oil-For-Food Trial

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Monday, October 01, 2007

NEW YORK  —  Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he paid millions of dollars to Iraqi officials to illegally win contracts connected to the United Nations oil-for-food program.

Wyatt told the federal judge in Manhattan that he agreed in December 2001 to advise others to pay a surcharge into an Iraqi account in Jordan in violation of a program rule calling for no direct payments to Iraq…

The plea deal calls for Wyatt to be sentenced on Nov. 27 to 18 to 24 months in prison, unless the judge decides otherwise. He also has agreed to forfeit $11 million

During the trial, prosecutors demonstrated that Wyatt had such a close relationship with Iraq that he was able to meet personally with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in December 1990 to argue for the release of Americans being held as potential shields in the event of a U.S.-Iraq war.

Prosecutors played a tape for the jury of the conversation in which Hussein promised Wyatt that Americans would be released as Wyatt and former Texas Gov. John Connally spoke sympathetically about Iraq’s plight.

The government insisted that Wyatt later took advantage of that relationship to secure the first contract under the oil-for-food program and to continue to receive oil deals after other American companies were shut off prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003…

In his 1990 talk with Hussein, Wyatt could be heard telling Saddam that he had visited Iraq as many as 40 times in the previous 15 years and that he was “largely responsible” for a lot of the transactions in which Iraqis sold one-third of their oil exports to the United States.

A quick check of the FEC’s individual contributor search reveals:

Non-Federal Receipts “Exempt From Limits”

WYATT, OSCAR S
HOUSTON, TX 77046
COASTAL CORP

DNC-NON-FEDERAL INDIVIDUAL

11/09/2000
100000.00

20036584308

RNC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL STATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

11/07/2000
100000.00
20036566056

WYATT, OSCAR S
HOUSTON, TX 77046
COASTAL CORPORATION

DSCC/NON-FED UNINCORP ASSOC

08/13/2002
40000.00
22020641854

Total Soft Money:    240000.00
Contributions to Political Committees
WYATT, OSCAR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
COASTAL CORP

GREEN, RAYMOND E. ‘GENE’
VIA GENE GREEN CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN

09/20/1998
1000.00
98033720076

WYATT, OSCAR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
RETIRED

KERREY, J ROBERT
VIA KERREY FOR U S SENATE COMMITTEE

10/30/1999
1000.00
20020071458

WYATT, OSCAR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
SELF/INVESTOR

GREEN, RAYMOND E. ‘GENE’
VIA GENE GREEN CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN

07/10/2004
1000.00
24971733337

09/28/2004
1000.00
24971733338

08/13/2005
1000.00
25971190717

04/19/2006
1000.00
26950255984

08/30/2006
1000.00
26960503555

WYATT, OSCAR S
HOUSTON, TX 77046
COASTAL CORPORATION

DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

07/28/1997
10000.00
97032344560

WYATT, OSCAR S
HOUSTON, TX 77046
COASTAL CORPORATION/CEO

LAMPSON, NICHOLAS V
VIA LAMPSON FOR CONGRESS

04/28/2007
1000.00
27930927151

WYATT, OSCAR S
HOUSTON, TX 77046
NUCOASTAL/CHAIRMAN & CEO

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

03/31/2004
5000.00
24991153675

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
COASTAL CORP

DASCHLE, THOMAS ANDREW
VIA NEW LEADERSHIP FOR AMERICA PAC

09/19/1997
1000.00
98020052612

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
COASTAL CORPORATION

KENNEDY, JOSEPH P II
VIA CITIZENS FOR JOE KENNEDY 1988

03/17/1997
500.00
97032290515

MCCAIN, JOHN S
VIA MCCAIN FOR SENATE ’98

05/27/1997
1000.00
97020091812

05/27/1997
1000.00
97020091812

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
COSTAL CORPORATION

DINGELL, JOHN D MR.
VIA JOHN D. DINGELL FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

07/31/2000
1000.00
20036123512

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
ENGINEER

CORNYN, JOHN
VIA TEXANS FOR SENATOR JOHN CORNYN INC

11/29/2004
2000.00
25020061851

11/29/2004
2000.00
25020061852

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
NUCOASTAL CORP./EXECUTIVE

CONRAD, GAYLORD KENT
VIA FRIENDS OF KENT CONRAD

08/19/2005
1000.00
25020391919

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
RETIRED

BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR
VIA KEN BENTSEN FOR US SENATE COMMITTEE

10/09/2001
1000.00
22020300712

ROCKEFELLER, JOHN DAVISON IV
VIA FRIENDS OF SENATOR ROCKEFELLER

06/22/2001
1000.00
21020111754

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77046
THE COASTAL CORPORATION

BREAUX, JOHN B
VIA JOHN BREAUX COMMITTEE

04/27/1998
1000.00
98020142089

04/27/1998
1000.00
98020142089

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77098

CORNYN, JOHN
VIA TEXANS FOR SENATOR JOHN CORNYN INC

06/25/2007
-400.00
27020261220

WYATT, OSCAR S JR
HOUSTON, TX 77098
SELF EMPLOYED (NUCOASTAL CORP)/EN

CORNYN, JOHN
VIA TEXANS FOR SENATOR JOHN CORNYN INC

05/11/2007
-300.00
27020260996

05/11/2007
300.00
27020260996

05/11/2007
1000.00
27020260996

WYATT, OSCAR S JR.
HOUSTON, TX 77046
SELF/ENGINEER

ROMERO, RICHARD M.
VIA RICHARD ROMERO FOR CONGRESS

10/25/2004
1000.00
24991359409

WYATT, OSCAR S JR.
REALITOS, TX 78376
RETIRED/RETIRED

RICHARDSON, BILL
VIA RICHARDSON FOR PRESIDENT INC.

04/17/2007
2300.00
27990547546

WYATT, OSCAR S MR JR
HOUSTON, TX 77098
RETIRED

ROCKEFELLER, JOHN DAVISON IV
VIA FRIENDS OF JAY ROCKEFELLER

06/01/2007
2300.00
27020213312

WYATT, OSCAR S. JR.
HOUSTON, TX 77046
SELF-EMPLOYED/ENGINEER

DINGELL, JOHN D MR.
VIA JOHN D. DINGELL FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

07/18/2002
1000.00
22992116849

07/18/2002
1000.00
22992116848

WYATT, OSCAR S. MR. JR.
HOUSTON, TX 77046
RETIRED

BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR
VIA KEN BENTSEN FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

10/09/2001
1000.00
22990345751

MCCAIN, JOHN S
VIA MCCAIN 2000 INC

01/31/2000
1000.00
20990048188

WYATT, OSCAR S. MR. JR.
HOUSTON, TX 77046
SELF EMPLOYED/RETIRED

BELL, R CHRISTOPHER
VIA CHRIS BELL U.S. CONGRESS COMMITTEE

03/09/2004
1000.00
24991066232

Total Contributions:    47700.00

Gee, what a surprise. Surely this will be bruited from the rooftops by our watchdog media.

The plea deal calls for Wyatt to be sentenced on Nov. 27 to 18 to 24 months in prison…

By the way, what was “Scooter” Libby’s sentence again?

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